Baltic International Summer School 2018 has begun

Baltic International Summer School (BISS) 2018 has officially begun with an opening ceremony which was attended by  25 participants  from countries such as Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, France, Ukraine, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, United States of America, and Latvia.


People all over the world nowadays are not only media content consumers, but also producers, which is why BISS programme has been created to explore and understand media literacy principles form both perspectives. Liene Ločmele,, lecturer at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences and BISS content manager, says: “On one side we will learn tools to recognize fake news, do fact checking, think critically about the content which we are seeing. On the other side – how we can create content responsibly and strategically, keeping in mind that it can be used with both good and bad intentions.”

BISS theme “Media Literacy and Democracy: Baltic perspectives” serves also as an insight into the new master’s programme “Media and Digital Literacy”. The summer school makes it more widely available to bachelor’s students from Latvia and abroad as it is taught by media and communication professionals who are going to carry out the master’s programme as well. 

BISS is a summer education program, which takes place at the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) for the 20th time from June 19th until June 30th in 2018. BISS programme is organised by the Vidzeme University in collaboration with State Development Agency of the Republic of Latvia, the Council of the Baltic Sea States, U.S. Embassy in Riga, University of Minnesota Morris, and Valmiera Municipality.

Information prepared by

Annija Nizina

Baltic International Summer School